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just checking in. no contacts...when is the next gathering and where ???
Posted by gene grayson on August 21, 2017 @ 6:10pm
To Dick Hollenbaugh: Do you remember when you lost your watch and wallet on the beach?
Posted by Barry Schreiber on August 10, 2017 @ 5:30pm
This to inform you our Brother Bob Hammond Baby Hawk passed to day.Rest in Peace Brother you will be missed but not forgotten.
Posted by Hughie Slane. D Hawks on July 26, 2017 @ 11:42pm
Scott Howell Thank you for the pictures you posted. I found one of my brother- in- law Johnny Rucker who was killed May 11 1969
Posted by Anonymous on June 17, 2017 @ 9:42pm
just checking in. E mail from John Martinez. 737 pilot after the Army.Hear from Neil Jocsing periodically. Hope Ray and I an connect the next time he heads north through Virginia Gave up on finding Dick Smith
Posted by Gene Grayson on May 14, 2017 @ 12:50am
many thanks on getting me straight on logging in correctly. Old folks have a time with all of this modern technology
Posted by Gene Grayson on January 3, 2017 @ 8:02pm
Lots of years gone by since Christmas 1969. For many Hawks it was just another day whether in the mess tent putting a special meal together, in the maintenance shack or on the flight line getting the cobras ready, the armament guys always busy, the guys doing the security on the berm, test flights. ops guys coordinating the next missions,some spending the day in Hue at the orphanage...lot going on other than flying missions. A total collective effort and thats what made D/101 so special. Want to wish all Hawks still with us a great holiday , and for those families of "missing" Hawks, a special thanks for their service.I really miss all of you and what a great privilege it was to be HAWK6
Posted by eugenegrayson on December 24, 2016 @ 4:17pm
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the Hawks, families and friends.
Posted by Ray Pitts on December 9, 2016 @ 1:02pm
I was refueling barrels of diesel when a cobra came out of the west yawing and out of control. Pilot was doing his best to land at our Firebase Blaze and no in the woods. It was the end of June 69. I moved about 40 feet away as the cobra hit the above mounted fuel bladder and did a 180 landing in the small area at the POL. The rotor stopped turning but the engine was running at top RPM. I went back to the bird with one other 83rd guy and pulled out the pilot after a tiff with the door and seatbelt. He was incoherent but alive. There was nobody in the front seat. A captain took the pilot to a medical tent and we proceeded to pump diesel into the barrels to bring back to the tracks for refueling. Maybe two weeks before that incident our battery was march ordered off Firebase Cannon because of a heavy threat [ one hour away headed towards us] at 0200 hours. Two cobra's flew over our convoy back and forth as we drove in blackout drive to Blaze along Rt 547, about 6 clicks away. Were any of these Cobra's in the HAWK unit at Phu Bai?
Thanks for your cover during our fleeting moment. Dan O'Brien US ARMY RET [10 years in CTARNG on Ch54B's and CH-47D's]
Posted by Dan O'Brien A BTRY 1ST BN 83RD ARTY 101DIVARTY 175MM & 8IN HOWITZER on August 12, 2016 @ 2:45am
I was a member of the D Co. "Black Angels" on Sept. 28, 1968. Our gunship UH-1C the Black Angel (frog) was shot down deep inside Laos while trying rescue a MACV-SOG, FOB-1 team that was trapped and on the run for 7 days. Our entire crew were pulled out on strings, with the SF Medic who came out of the slick. I and the surviving members of the crew have never gotten to thank the crew of the slick. I was the door gunner who kept pointing up to the crew chief that there was 37 and 57mm airburst going off about the aircraft. If anyone knows who the pilots and crew were could they please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The crew that picked up the team was shot down also but was picked up by another slick.
SP/5 Scott De Arman, D Co. 101st Avn. Bn. 101st Abn. Div. Vietnam and the Black Angels were before the Hawks.
Posted by Scott De Arman on July 25, 2016 @ 4:39pm
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